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2014-07-09 16:26:51

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General report released today on Questionable Billing for Medicare Part B Clinical Laboratory Services, the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) reiterated its commitment to appropriate utilization of laboratory services, which includes preventing fraudulent or abusive billing practices, but cautioned the report's methodology does not present a...

2014-07-08 23:11:47

FluidEdge Consulting analyzes the top Medicare payment codes so ACO physicians can see the cost impact of admitting to different nearby competing facilities. Malvern, PA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 FluidEdge Consulting announces a new tool to help Medicare and Commercial ACOs understand and implement a Site of Service savings program. Whether it's a Health System based ACO trying to address the impact of leakage, or a Physician-Led ACO trying to lower Inpatient Hospital expenditures, this...

2014-07-07 23:04:43

WEDI collaborates with CMS to develop a three-part summer webinar to address how to get the most out of Meaningful Use. Reston, VA (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), the nation’s leading nonprofit authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange, announced today its summer webinar series with the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) titled “Getting the Most Out of Meaningful Use.” The...

2014-07-07 12:29:18

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The national law firm of Epstein Becker Green (EBG) today announced that Mark Hamelburg, Member of the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the Washington, D.C., office has accepted the position of Senior Vice President of Federal Programs for America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). He will begin working with AHIP in August. AHIP is the national trade association representing the health insurance industry. Its members provide health...

2014-07-03 16:23:16

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners (KCP) expressed concern that a combination of flat payments and increased regulatory pressures proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) may negatively impact stability and affect quality of care in Medicare's end-stage renal disease (ESRD) program. KCP is a coalition of patient advocates, clinicians, care professionals, dialysis providers, researchers, and manufacturers working together...

2014-07-03 12:25:09

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) yesterday offered an important reminder of the need to expand Medicaid in all 50 states. In quantifying benefits of Medicaid expansion, the CEA provides compelling evidence that broadening Medicaid eligibility reflects broadly-held values, improves individual and public health, increases access to needed medical services, delivers a substantial economic boost to states and reduces uncompensated...

2014-07-02 16:22:51

New Executive Briefing from Decision Resources Group Provides Forward-Looking Analysis on Medicaid Landscape, Including Profiles of Waiver States BURLINGTON, Mass., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group expects most states to move toward Medicaid expansion in the next few years. Two key factors continue to drive the domino effect: the financial element, with pressure from hospital systems in non-expansion states that continue to lose millions of dollars on uncompensated...

2014-07-01 23:05:00

In the coming years, the Home Medical Equipment Rentals industry will benefit from more people with private insurance and an aging population; nevertheless, increased Medicare and Medicaid regulations may hamper industry operations in the five years to 2019. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Home Medical Equipment Rentals industry to its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The Home Medical Equipment Rentals...

2014-07-01 10:25:58

The Lancet The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law by US President Barack Obama in 2010, can advance public health in the USA by supporting increased emphasis on prevention, and reversing the historic division between public health and private health care services, according to the authors of new research published in The Lancet as part of a new Series, The health of Americans. The report was produced by health experts from the US Centers for Disease Control and...

2014-07-01 08:30:04

NEW YORK, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Lab, a leading healthcare experience design firm, recently completed a detailed study of health and wellness systems in the U.S. The verdict? While more Americans may have access to healthcare and wellness programs, the cost and bureaucracy of getting everyone on board continues to waste staggering amounts of money and time. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140630/123195 For instance, by 2022, Medicare/Medicaid spending is projected...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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